Category Archives: Science

Antronauts

I was going to post about the supposed impacts of too many pesticides, or the sad effects of poverty on the young brain, but since it’s still a touch cold and cloudy up here, I decided to go with something … Continue reading

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Backwards Time Birthday

It’s my birthday, and I’m now months short of the age my mother was at my birth in 1980. This has been a year in which I’ve reconnected with earlier versions of myself, and I dig it. Also to be … Continue reading

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“A Level of Connectivity”

Those of you who’ve been visiting for a while likely remember my passion for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and its predecessor from 1980. Lately, I’ve had a hankering to watch the episodes again. Not sure if it’s the cooler weather, … Continue reading

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Vampire Stiinta

This time of year is about celebrating the spooky, the scary and embracing the fears that make us all human. Of course, I might be a touch excited, because I’m about to go to New Orleans, and everyone knows that … Continue reading

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Fruit Fly Fascination: Genetics

Long ago, when I worked in an office and for someone other than myself, I wrote an article about genetic nomenclature. The main point was that, since humans share significant quantities of DNA with fruit flies, much of genetic research … Continue reading

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Space Guru Sagan

I’ve mentioned Carl Sagan here and there, especially with the release of the new Cosmos. A while back, I added this quote to the closing of my email signature, and the words continue to take on new and deeper meaning … Continue reading

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Medical Magic

Between work, a family medical emergency and a nasty cold, it’s been a wild few days. Everyone survived, and we’re all on the mend. Blogging, however, is taking a backseat to the above demands. So I give you this: Medical … Continue reading

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Required Watching

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me once again mention the new Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson and an amazing opportunity for free, entertaining education. Three episodes have now aired, and are available to you, without commercials, … Continue reading

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Gold Spheres – Cancer’s Silver Bullet?

It is the nature of my anxiety to manifest in what I lovingly call a cancerphobia. Because of this, I listen a little more intently when scientists bring up a potential treatment – something that destroys those evil cells without … Continue reading

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Lakes of Ice Beneath Blankets of Stars

Just a note to say we had a great weekend full of ice and stars. On Saturday we got together with my sister and her husband, who live relatively close to the shoreline of Lake Michigan. If you’re not from … Continue reading

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